A dentary bone that is the only bone in one of the lateral halves of the lower jaw skeleton. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandible http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_mandible ]

Synonyms: mandibulla mammaliam mandible inferior maxillary bone

This is just here as a test because I lose it

Term information


uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim

depicted by


editor note

consider merging with dentary - for now we make it a mammal-specific subclass.

external ontology notes

Note in ZFA 'mandible' is a syn for the ventral mandibular arch, which is a portion of the 1st pharyngeal arch; however the term 'mandibular symphysis' refers to the dentary

has broad synonym

lower jaw
lower jaw bone

has narrow synonym

lower mandibula

has related synonym

mandibular series



terminology notes

'mandible' also refers to either the upper OR lower part of the beak in birds